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Public Relations Bachelor Degree (B.A.)

Public Relations Bachelor Degree (B.A.)

Public Relations at Messiah College 

The Bachelor of Arts in public relations major at Messiah College combines theoretical understanding with real-world best practices to prepare you to be a strategic and ethical communicator in a rapidly changing field.

In our top-ranked Christian college’s public relations program, you’ll take a range of specialized communication courses designed to give you the theoretical and practical knowledge needed for a public relations career in the non-profit or corporate world. Most importantly, you'll learn how to help organizations communicate through ethical, strategic, two-way communication that values perspectives from both company leaders and the publics they serve.

Public relations major distinctives
Career options for public relations majors
Internship opportunities for public relations majors

Job outlook

Careers in public relations are expected to significantly increase in the next five years and Messiah is one of the few colleges in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) to offer a public relations major.

Practicing public relations

In addition to expert classroom instruction in the public relations degree program, experiential opportunities abound in such areas as campaign projects, off-campus internships and on-campus public relations activities. As a senior, you will manage a public relations campaign for a nonprofit client from start to finish including research, planning, implementation and evaluation.

Interested in event planning, crisis communication, media relations, social media, publications or fundraising? Your public relations degree will prepare you for a job in any one of these fields for nonprofit or corporate companies.


Students in the public relations program take a selection of courses that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.
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